In his upcoming show ‘The Art of making stupid choices’ Andrés Argüelles tells the story of how the history of Western painting, and its interpretation, is mostly the historical record of the strongest, of those who were placed over the others: losers, marginalized and insufficient. Inspired and identified by the film “The Idiots” by Lars von Trier, this exhibition is a personal claim by the artist, which graphically mixes characters from cartoons that represent these fruitless flaws with supporting characters of familiar western paintings. The artist seeks to create from these "disposable people" a graphic accumulation that is physically imposed on the viewer. This show is a space of resignification for the idiot, the insulted one, who in his uselessness, finds himself performing involuntarily a poetic and rebellious exercise: to alter the functional order.
The show opens December 17th.
Adrian Balseca’s project ‘The Observatory of Progress’ (Observatoriet for fremgang) commissioned for Oslobiennalen 2019 - 2024 is finally ready.
Curated by Eva González-Sancho and Per Gunnar; the publication ‘The Observatory of Progress: report No.01’ will launch this next Sunday 20 @Oslobiennalen (Myntgata 2, 0151, Oslo), with the special participation in the talk of the professor and zoologist Petter Bøckman of the Naturhistorisk museum, Oslo.
Thanks to Martin Berner Mathiesen for his passionate research, Anaïs Anahí for the amazing text and Andrés Soto for the enormous work.
* Adrián Balseca boklansering + samtale med Petter Bøckman
Adrián Balseca's project The Observatory of Progress is about the lives of migratory birds in Oslo, urban overdevelopment and global climate change. The project starts with a report from the "Observatory" containing sketches, archive photos and drawings. The report will be followed by a series of sculptural installations across the city, consisting of functioning bird nests mounted on antique street lights, and on the ornate descent towers.
More info at: osloBIENNALEN FIRST EDITION 2019-2024.
Andrés Argüelles Vigo’s solo exhibition “Tuve un sueño donde era un Rey” (I had a dream where I was King) will open on September 21st at the Cultural Center of the North American Institute. The exhibition, curated by Max Hernandez, reviews art history to approach the idea of social differentiation, capturing its most radical model in Royalty.
Antonio Paucar will be opening his latest solo show at Ginsberg at the end of September. The show, comprised of video, installation and photography follows the artist's in depth research of the devastating effects of global warming in the Peruvian Andes. From the massive deaths of entire bee hives, the disappearance of snow from large regions of the Cordillera and the poisoning of water resources, Paucar aims to remind the viewer of the enormous loss our planet is suffering.
María Abaddon has received a grant for a residency at Residencia Epecuén for the month of October 2019 in Argentina, supported by Ambos Mundos Fondo de Arte.
The residency takes place in "Villa Lago Epecuén", an Argentine town in ruins, where the residents will investigate and do research on the field. Then, they will go to Buenos Aires and work on the production of a piece for six days so they can participate on a group show at the end of the residency.
For more info visit: Residencia Epecuen.
Congratulations to Ginsberg artists Andrés Argüelles, Venuca Evanan and Wynnie Mynerva. They have been preselected on the “XI Concurso Nacional de Pintura 2019 del Banco Central de Reserva”. The award is aimed at emerging and established artists who dedicate themselves to art, students pursuing a career in plastic arts, graduates and those who have dedicated their lives to art. Results will be released on October 9th.
Best of luck to Andrés, Venuca and Wynnie!
More info at: MUCEN web
Ginsberg is thrilled to announce that we will be part of Untitled Art – Miami Beach. The fair will take place on December 4th – 8th. Our booth will be showcasing new works by Peruvian artists Wynnie Mynerva and Genietta Varsi.
We congratulate Ginsberg artist Genietta Varsi, who is traveling today August 1st to São Paulo (Brazil) for developing an art residency at the Armando Alvares Penteado Foundation (FAAP) until October 30th. Through its Faculty of Fine Arts, FAAP is a consolidated space for artistic production in Brazil. Created in 2005, it is intended to be a temporary residence for Brazilian and foreign artists who wish to develop visual arts projects in São Paulo. Conceived in the Cité des Arts line in Paris (a place that houses artists from all over the world, including FAAP, thanks to the agreement signed between the institutions), the residence encourages artists to investigate the urban context. Its headquarters is the Lutetia Building, in the center of São Paulo, where they established ten studies for residents' artistic projects and to share experiences and knowledge with each other and with FAAP students and teachers.
More info at web FAAP
Ginsberg’s Peruvian artist Andrea Ferrero will be part of the new generation of the Educational Program of SOMA Generation 2021. “SOMA offers a two-year program imparted in Spanish, targeted to contemporary artists and cultural producers interested in developing their practices. This pedagogical model is designed to stimulate exchange among young artists and professionals in the artistic field through courses, workshops, one-on-one interviews, lectures, and studio visits.” Source: somamexico website
Congratulations to Ginsberg’s artist Adrian Balseca (Ecuador) for his participation on the upcoming (October 9th 2019-February 2nd 2020) 21st Sesc_Videobrasil 2019 Contemporary Art Biennial, with the video The Skin of Labour (2016). Comunidades Imaginadas (Imagined Communities), this year’s Videobrasil title, is formed by the artistic director Solange Farkas and the trio curators Gabriel Bogossian, Luisa Duarte, and the Peruvian Miguel López.
Wynnie Mynerva at Pivô (São Paulo, Brazil)
Ginsberg’s Peruvian artist Wynnie Mynerva will develop an art residency at Pivô (São Paulo, Brazil) from August 27th to November 18th. For more than three years, Mynerva has been developing a political research on the plastic possibilities of the body and sexuality.
“Pivô is a non-profit cultural association providing a platform for the artistic experimentation of artists, curators, researchers, students and the general public.”
Source: Pivo website
Congratulation to Ginsberg’s artist Adrian Balseca (Ecuador) for his nomination to the Paulo Cunha e Silva Prize, created by the City Council of Porto. Balseca was nominated by the German curator Ute Meta Baue. The prize has a monetary value of 25,000€ and is aimed at international artists aged under 40 who have had no more than one solo exhibition in art venues internationally recognized. The artists nominated for the prize are indicated by a group of 16 curators chosen by the 4 jury members. The portfolio of 48 shortlisted artists is assessed by the prize’s 4 jury members. The Jury announces the finalists in August 2019 and the final exhibition will be held in June 2020 in the Galeria Municipal do Porto. The winner chosen from the finalists by the jury will be announced during the exhibition.
Source: Paulo Cunha e Silva Prize website
Andrés Argüelles Vigo participates with Nicolás Robbio (ARG) in “Other stories”, an exhibition organized by the South American Biennial of Contemporary Art - Bienal del Sur, at the headquarters of MHN - National Historical Museum of June 28 to September 3.
"The selection of these interventions by contemporary artists in the story of the National Historical Museum seeks to interfere critically in the senses already established to contribute to the clash with different times, perspectives and devices, other possible stories"
More info at: BIENAL SUR.
Ginsberg’s Peruvian artists Andrea Ferrero and Marinés Agurto are participating on the group exhibition “Abrir el Horizonte: El paisaje en siete artistas peruanos” (Expand the horizon: landscape in seven Peruvian artists).
The exhibition unlocks the view of the landscape by linking treatments designed by contemporary Peruvian artists who critically reanimate the ways in which we conceive and construct our own space.
Curated by Carlos Castro Sajami takes place in Galería ICPNA San Miguel from June 11th to July 20th.
Source: ICPNA CULTURAL website
Ginsberg Studios will be open for visitors during June 26th, 27th and 28th as part of the Barranco Open Studios initiative. The public will get a unique chance to visit artists and chat with the artists about their works, their processes and new upcoming projects.
Ginsberg Studios is currently hosting artists Andrés Argüelles, Venuca Evanan, Wynnie Mynerva, Genietta Varsi, and Claudia Martínez Garay.
Adrián Balseca (Ecuador, 1989) upcoming solo Estela Blanca will open on April 2019 at Ginsberg. The exhibition re-examines the historiography around the economic and social footprint that the exploitation of rubber left in the Amazon, while suggesting a starting point to understand how extractive capitalism was consolidated and extended from South America to other territories of the global south. The exhibition has been curated by Florencia Portocarrero.
Ginsberg will be part of Arco Madrid 2019.
Ginsberg’s artist Claudia Martínez Garay will be showing at Arco Madrid 2019 in the Peruvian Section curated by Sharon Lerner. This special section, reserved to Peru as guest country, presents the works of contemporary artists reflecting the broad practices and diverse artistic production of our country.
The gallery will also be present in the Main Section with works by Silvana Pestana, Alfredo Márquez and Arturo Kameya. The fair opens from February 27th to March 3rd.
Ginsberg artist Wynnie Mynerva will be presenting Sex Machine, her first solo show at the gallery, opening on February 13th. “For more than three years, Wynnie Mynerva has been developing a political research on the plastic possibilities of the body and sexuality.
Throughout 2018, the artist devoted herself to the meticulous production of a material file of sexual organs, translating the genitals of various people to polychrome plaster. Her collection of sculptures worked as a reflection on the heterogeneity of the anatomical variants but also suggested the prosthetic dimension of the genus. In this new project, titled Sex Machine, her work continues this exploration but taking a leap from the naturalistic representation of sexual difference to a signaling of sexuality as technology.” – Miguel López.
Ginsberg’s artist Genietta Varsi has been awarded the Artus Grant to attend the Delfina Foundation residency program in London from January to March 2019.
This residence is an international connection platform for artists, curators and thinkers; providing a space for experimentation and discussion of ideas around artistic practice.
Ginsberg is pleased to participate in Untitled Art Miami Beach 2019 with works by Wynnie Mynerva and Genietta Varsi.
ICPNA will hold a midcareer retrospective of Mexican Peruvian artist, Aldo Chaparro, in Lima, during the month of March 2020. The exhibition will be curated by Max Hernandez Calvo. This marks the second retrospective for the artist, after Centro de las Artes – Monterrey presented ‘MTY 1998-2018’, a show centered around Chaparro’s work in the city during two decades of his life in Mexico.
Adrián Balseca will be part of ‘Cosmopolis #2: rethinking the human’ at Centre Pompidou- Paris. The exhibit will be on display from October 23–December 23, 2019.
Balseca investigates the exploitation of natural resources and laborin South America with in both financial and cultural frames. He collaborates with communities whose histories reveal the effects of large-scale systems of colonial extraction. Filmed in the island of Santa Cruz in the Galápagos archipelago, a highly protected environment, this video work follows local artisan Segundo Teodoro Ruíz as he carves a self-portrait, commissioned by Balseca, in Spanish Cedar wood (Cedrela odorata), a species introduced to the islands. The resulting sculpture by Ruíz, who is originally from the Andes Mountains in Ecuador, points to the circulationsof humans and other species and the inadequacy of scientific notions of uncontaminated nature and origin.
More info at: Centre Pompidou - Cosmopolis #2: rethinking the human
After more than a decade researching the aftermath to the murder of Tupac Amaru II and his wife, Micaela Bastidas, Alfredo Marquez is preparing a solo exhibition for Ginsberg to open 2020. The show relies heavily on imagery particularly that of evidence of syncretism present in churches in the highest altitudes of the Andean mountain range where Tupac Amaru himself was hidden. Marquez’ practice as an artist has constantly touched on the concept of disappearance and non verbal memory; the power of imagery and symbolism to alter or affect political discourse and how truth can be discovered in repetitions that lay unexplained.
Ginsberg will host the first volume of Extreme Drag Sessions at the gallery on September 26th. The event, co-created with drag collective Vichos, currently in residence at Ginsberg Studios (Barranco), aims to provide a window to the backstage of their craft. By sharing their transformation process, the artists hope to broaden the viewers' understanding of the complexities of the drag arts, while incorporating the performative aspect of their practice.
Aldo Chaparro’s totem sculpture will be unveiled in the garden’s of the Museum of Contemporary Art – MAC LIMA. The marble sculpture marks Chaparro’s second public space installation in Lima, after last year’s piece at Miraflores was purchased by the district and placed at its iconic waterfront promenade.
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Artists Andrés Argüelles and María Abaddon have been selected finalists of the XXII Concurso Franco Peruano Pasaporte para un Artista. They will present their artworks on the contest exhibition, which will take place on the CPUCP – Centro Cultural de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú from September 11 th to October 6th. The winner of the contest will be revealed on the opening ceremony.
Best of luck to Andrés and María!
More info at: Alianza Francesa Web
On February 2020, Ginsberg will host a show by Peruvian artist Alonso León Velarde and Bulgarian artist, Rudi Ninov. León Velarde, has recently located to Lima, after studying at Goldsmiths (UK) and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (USA). Ninov is currently based in Frankfurt where he is attending the class of Amy Sillman and Nikolas Gambaroff at Stadelschule. The show is a collaborative experimentation of painting as a medium.
Ginsberg’s artist Antonio Paucar (1973, Huancayo. Peru) will be presenting his first solo show at Ginsberg on September 2019. The core of Paucar’s work lies in his performances in which he creates a dense body of readings which are beyond language. Highly concentrated and subtle movements through natural, urban and public spaces demarcate intense imaginary world, loaded with symbolic and cultural readings. The meaning in his work can be found in the poignant staging of cultural difference.
In August 2018, Coincidencia launched an open call for South American artists for three artistic residencies in Switzerland – Utopiana, La Becque and Residency.ch.
Ginsberg’s Peruvian artist Andrea Ferrero has been one of the selected artists, she will develop an artist residency between May and July 2020 at PROGR Art Center in Bern, Switzerland.
«COINCIDENCIA – Swiss & South American Cultural Exchanges» (2017-2020) is a program presented by The Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia, which aims to foster cultural exchanges between Swiss and South American arts professionals, to give rise to new partnerships, and to enable South American platforms to present Swiss arts.
Residency.ch website Coincidencia website
Ginsberg’s artist Adrian Balseca (Ecuador) participates in “Ce sont les îles qui se déplacent” (These are the islands that move) at Passerele (Brest, France) from June 8th to August 31st. Curated by Alessandra Prandin, the show presents a selection of video works that question the world with a large diversity of approaches, where the fluctuation of images, the vertigo of waiting, of narrative displacement or ways of reading the present day are all prevalent at once. Source: Passerelle website
osloBIENNALEN FIRST EDITION 2019–2024, curated by Eva González-Sancho Bodero (Spain) and Per Gunnar Eeg-Tverbakk (Norway), set out to explore the unusual contexts and questions deriving from art in public space through an evolving five-year program, with participants invited to work with the city, public space and the public sphere. Ginsberg’s artist Adrián Balseca (Ecuador) has been invited to show his work on October 2019 on a second set of projects.
Wynnie Mynerva, Andrés Argüelles, and Mariana Román at Uberbau_House (São Paulo, Brazil) Ginsberg’s Peruvian artists Wynnie Mynerva, Andrés Argüelles and Mariana Román will be developing artist residencies at Uberbau_House (São Paulo, Brasil) on June and July of 2019. “The residency Uberbau_house +Arquivo [Contemporary Art Research] is an instance of reflection, research and documentation on contemporary art, as well as an opportunity of exchange with agents and organizations in São Paulo (Brazil) and all over Latin America.” Source: uberbau-house website
Ginsberg is pleased to announce artist María Abaddon first solo show A Pound of Flesh in our new gallery location. For Abaddon, “A Pound of flesh is a fantasy world made of dismembered bodies that engulfs the space that contains it. It’s a celebration of shattered meat, the triumph of stupidity human, the last drive of a society in a perennial state of conflict.”
For the ninth edition of AMIL- art sessions, Pollen ceramic studio - represented this time by the artists Frances Munar (Ginsberg) and Elizabeth Vásquez - will present an amplified session of clay and sound. Based on a review of the techniques used for the construction of simple sound amplifiers - such as antara, direct blow whistle and trumpet - the artists will explore throughout the session how the body and movement are tools and instruments that produce shape, vibration and sound when in contact with the clay.
Ginsberg’s artist Silvana Pestana (Peru) participates on the exhibition “Weavers of the Clouds: Textile Arts of Peru” at the Fashion and Textile Museum at London, UK. “For decades, designers worldwide have been influenced by the traditional textiles of Peru. Weavers of the Clouds explores the processes and practices of both historic and contemporary Peruvian costume via garments, textiles, photographs, tools, illustrations and paintings, dating from pre-Hispanic to present day.”
More info at Fashion and Textile Museum website
For the eighth edition of AMIL- art sessions, Ginsberg artist Antonio Paucar will present Memories from the inside of the body, a performance that investigates sensory poetics, their relationship with body memory and spatial perception, based on some ritual practices of Andean origin. The performance will have three sessions, each with a maximum of fifteen participants. During each action the public must keep their eyes closed, so the use of cell phones and / or cameras is strictly prohibited. At the end of each pass, participants will receive a sheet of paper on which they can synthesize their experience - either textually or graphically - and then share it in a final talk with the artist.
The publication of Estela Blanca is an initiative of our editorial platform, created with the aim of promoting the research and discourse around the production of contemporary Latin American art. Through the funding of essays, publications and projects by established editorials, Ginsberg seeks to participate in the creation of intellectual debates surrounding the arts.
The Museo de Arte Lima - MALI has acquired "Preguntitas a Dios” (Questions to God), an artwork by the Peruvian artist Claudia Martínez Garay presented in the Section "Peru in ARCO" in the 38th edition of ARCOmadrid (February 2019), the International Contemporary Art Fair organized by IFEMA. The "Peru in ARCO" section was curated by Sharon Lerner and was supported by the Ministry of Culture of Peru.
Ginsberg will be part of Zona Maco, in Mexico City. The fair opens from February 6th to 10th. Find the gallery at the Main Section presenting artworks by Mexican/Peruvian artist Aldo Chaparro.
Ginsberg artist Adrian Balseca (Ecuador) will participate on the exhibition "Journey of a Thousand Miles / A journey of a thousand miles" which shows a selection of 13 video installations at the Center for Contemporary Art in Quito that are part of the Commissions and Awards Program of the Han Nefkens Foundation. The exhibition highlights the work of eleven contemporary artists from different backgrounds: South Korea, Georgia, Vietnam, Ecuador, Peru, Brazil, Kenya, Turkey and an artistic trio from Iran / United States.
More info: Centro de Arte Contemporaneo